by Lawrence Adams
By designing an archiving handbook specifically for dance artists, Lawrence Adams avoids using the sometimes unfamiliar language of archiving and library science. With clarity and humour, his manual approaches the task of self-archiving, understanding the time and financial restrictions placed on dance artists. Adams presents instructions for different personality types - from the hyper-organized to the chaotic. The manual answers the questions of what to keep, why to keep it and how it is to be handled. Also covered are such topics as types of containers to use; how to avoid mould and other damage; organization of materials; required supplies and where to find them; handling the "lumpy stuff" such as costumes; and creating inventories. Other commentary enlightens readers on issues related to digitization and film and video. There is also a handy list of Do's and Don'ts.
About the Author
Lawrence Adams spent his life in dance exploring a variety of roles: principal dancer, choreographer, teacher, videographer, editor, publisher, bookbinder, computer programmer and archivist. He passed away in 2003.
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Softcover, 6" x 9"
27 photographs and illustrations